What a delicious summer salad from TwoPeasAndTheirPod.com. Loved the dressing of this and the combination of quinoa with the fruit made a yummy side salad. As indicated in the original recipe, it is very adaptable to the fruit on hand.
Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
- 1 cup Quinoa
- 1 Lime
- 3 Tbs Honey
- 2 Tbs Fresh Mint leaves
- 1 1/2 cups Blueberries
- 1 1/2 cups Strawberries sliced
- 1 1/2 cups Mango diced
Cook the quinoa according to directions and cool
Juice the lime
Add the honey to the lime juice and mix
Toss everything together in a bowl
Living in the south, you would think that okra is everywhere. But really we don’t run into it that much, and when you do see it, chances are it is breaded and fried. There is nothing wrong with fried okra, but surely there’s more to okra than that?!?
After being encouraged by our 10 year old to purchase okra, I was on the lookout for a somewhat different way to prepare it. I found a couple of recipes for charred okra, one from Martha Stewart and another from ChowHound. I had planned mixing things up between the two, but I was late getting home and my wife went with the grilled version. They were delicious and all eaten up quickly. A tasty addition to our recipe file!
- 1 lb Okra whole, rinsed
- Olive oil to brush okra
- 1 tsp Dried thyme leaves
- 1 1/2 tsp Paprika
Preheat BBQ grill on high
Rinse the okra and skewer each lengthwise
Brush with olive oil
Grill okra over high heat, turning a few times until charred and starting to pop open; 4-5 minutes
Remove from grill and sprinkle with thyme and paprika